Ricky Gervais is 'scared' to host the Oscars
Ricky Gervais hasn't decided if he'd host the Oscars if offered the job.
When asked by BBC News if he'd accept, he said, "Probably not, or maybe I would, but I'd be scared that it would be arbitrary. I don't think I'd get the freedom I needed . . . . If it was a fun night and they said you could ad-lib, I'd do it because I really enjoy that."
But Gervais has not been offered the job.
"It is true, but the Oscars people are just compiling a list of folk. I could be millionth on the list," he said. "I did hear there was a rumor going around and my agent actually got a couple of calls about it, so he checked it out. Apparently I'm on a list, but I'm not sure what list exactly. I hope it's not a sex offenders' register."